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Plans for crumbling Tollerton war memorial to be repaired by council

A crumbling village war memorial commemorating the lives of seven local sevicemen looks set to be renovated.

The memorial – on Tollerton Lane, in Tollerton – is in urgent need of repairs.

Paving stones around the monument and its steps need replacing and part of the memorial depicting St George has almost completely crumbled.

 

Tollerton Parish Council was given a grant by the War Memorials Trust and has now applied to Rushcliffe Borough Council to carry out the repair work.

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The application says the memorial is an “important historical structure in Tollerton used for many events, in particular, Remembrance Sunday”.

It adds: “Tollerton’s war memorial was thought to have been built around the time of the first world war, but records are lost as to who built it and it is now seen as common village land.

“The Parish Council has legal authority under the ‘War Memorials Act 1923 to maintain, repair and protect it. The works are essential to preserving this listed historical monument.”

The memorial includes the name of three local men killed in World War I, three more who died during World War II and a Grenadier Guardsman who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Rushcliffe Borough Council will decide on the application in due course.

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